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Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Odds
The Loyola of Chicago Ramblers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Phoenix in Wisc-Green Bay at Resch Center on Wednesday in college basketball action.
Wisc-Green Bay battles the Ramblers, currently sitting with a 10-4 mark (8-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-6 for the Phoenix and 5-4 for the Ramblers.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Phoenix as 2.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Phoenix at No. 156 and the Ramblers at No. 186 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 69-65 result in favor of the Ramblers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wisc-Green Bay's No. 196-ranked offense, averaging 66.8 PPG, against a Ramblers defense that ranks No. 34 at 58.3 PPG. The Phoenix field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, less than the Ramblers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.
Defensively, Loyola of Chicago features the nation's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.5 points per game. Wisc-Green Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 224 nationally in scoring at home.
Loyola of Chicago lost its last outing, a 68-66 result against Youngstown State on January 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. The Ramblers endured a 68-66 loss at the hands of the Penguins on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Ben Averkamp at Joseph J. Gentile Center.
In their last action, Wisc-Green Bay was an 84-76 loser on the road against Detroit. They earned a push of the 8-point spread as underdogs. Wisc-Green Bay got 21 points from Keifer Sykes but lost anyway, 84-76, to Detroit on Saturday at Calihan Hall.
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-6
Before playing Wright State are 4-6
After playing Youngstown State are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Ramblers at Phoenix trends to consider:
Loyola of Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola of Chicago's last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay
Loyola of Chicago is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay
Wisc-Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Loyola of Chicago
Wisc-Green Bay is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Wisc-Green Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Loyola of Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wisc-Green Bay's last 7 games when playing Loyola of Chicago
Loyola of Chicago home to Wright State, Friday, January 11
Wisc-Green Bay home to Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, January 12